James Sayers (1813 - 1897)

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James Sayers
1813 - 1897
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1813
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1897
Winchelsea, Australia
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Winchelsea, Australia
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James Sayers was born in 1813. He died in 1897 in Winchelsea, Australia at 84 years of age.
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James Sayers passed away in 1897 in Winchelsea, Australia at 84 years of age. He was born in 1813. We have no information about James's family or relationships.

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In 1813, in the year that James Sayers was born, on March 4th, President James Madison was inaugurated to his second term. Madison received 50.4% of the vote, defeating rival DeWitt Clinton.

In 1827, when he was only 14 years old, Englishman John Walker invented the first friction match, which he named Lucifer. The match consisted of a wooden stick coated with sulphur and tipped with a mixture of sulphide of antimony, chlorate of potash, and gum. A box of 50 matches was one shilling and came with folded sandpaper to use to strike a match.

In 1840, when he was 27 years old, on May 7th, the Great Natchez Tornado hit Mississippi. Around 2p, the second deadliest tornado in U.S. history hit Natchez and the surrounding area. It has been estimated to be a F4 or F5 storm and over 317 people were killed - 109 were injured.

In 1886, when he was 73 years old, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1897, in the year of James Sayers's passing, on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

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